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Advisory Board Member

Stephen Coutts Stephen Coutts

After completing an honours degree in history at Sydney University, Stephen became an Adviser to NSW Opposition Leader Nick Greiner in 1986.

Following the election of the Coalition Government in 1988, he then worked on the personal staff of the Hon. Nick Greiner, Premier and Treasurer of NSW from 1988 to 1992.

In this time, he had a range of responsibilities including policy and political advice, speechwriting, research and opinion polling, departmental liaison and campaign management.

From 1992 to 1995, Stephen was Chief of Staff to the Hon. Jim Longley M.P., NSW Minister for Community Services, Assistant Minister for Health, Minister on Ageing and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

In 1995, Stephen began work as a government relations adviser in the private sector.

Over the past fifteen years he has advised a wide range of companies across different industry sectors, including energy and utilities, banking and finance, infrastructure, professional services, health and
ICT, on doing business with the public sector at both a Commonwealth and State level.

Stephen is a former Director of the Motor Accidents Insurance Board of Tasmania, a former Observer on the Board of Soccer Australia and a former Secretary of the Australia Asia Young Leaders Program.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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